Force a program NOT to start up

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kylera, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. kylera macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    #1
    There is a particular application I use, and no matter how many times i de-check the option to not start up when the Mac starts up, it keeps on doing so. Technical support on their side hasn't been of any help, so I would like to ask whether there is a way for OS X to not let it start up when OS X boots.

    I am running 10.6.7 on the latest iMac. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Check Sys Prefs -> Accounts -> YOU -> Login Items as well as /Library/Launch Agents/ and Launch Daemons + same in ~/Library/
     
  3. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    No good. There's no check mark in the Login panel, and there's nothing in the folders you've mentioned. Thanks for the suggestions, though.

    Maybe it's because the app is PPC-based and somehow that overrides things?
     
  4. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    The check marks is only to hide it on start up. If it's in the list it will launch. Remove it from the login list if you don't want it to start up.

    There is a specific possiblity for that but I think it went away with Classic. I might be mistaken though.
     
  5. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    Wow. I don't know how to read, apparently.:confused:

    "To HIDE an application when you log in, SELECT the checkbox in the Hide column..."

    Thanks for the heads-up. :D
     

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